Call for Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme (PdCCRS) Applications 2018

Changes to the 2018 PdCCRS

New funding categories with research priorities in Childhood Cancers of Low Survival are being introduced this year. Standard Project (Category A) and Young Investigator (Categories B-D) grants now have corresponding rules and application documents for Childhood Cancers of Low Survival.

Applicants now have the option to submit applications for:

  • Standard Project grant – All Cancers research priorities
  • Standard Project grant – Childhood Cancers of Low Survival research priorities
  • Young Investigator grant – All Cancers research priorities
  • Young Investigator grant – Childhood Cancers of Low Survival research priorities

Announcement of Research Priorities

Cancer Australia and its Funding Partners are pleased to announce their research priorities for the 2018 round of the PdCCRS.

This funding scheme helps to:

  • fund research in tumour areas that place a high burden of disease on the Australian community;
  • fund cancer research projects that directly relate to the identified priorities of Cancer Australia and/or its Funding Partners; and
  • fund research that can directly improve cancer outcomes by influencing clinical practice, policy and/or care.

2018 PdCCRS Research Priorities

Funding will be available for research that addresses the priorities of Cancer Australia and the following Funding Partners:

  • Cancer Council Australia
  • Cancer Council NSW
  • Children’s Cancer Foundation
  • Cure Cancer Australia
  • Leukaemia Foundation of Australia
  • My Room
  • National Breast Cancer Foundation
  • Pancare Foundation
  • The Kids’ Cancer Project

Important Dates and Information

  • PdCCRS application documents are available on the GrantConnect website from 22 December 2017 to facilitate collaboration and planning of research projects;
  • Call for applications to the PdCCRS opens 10 January 2018; applications can be submitted through the NHMRC’s Research Grants Management System (RGMS) from this date;
  • Applicants intending to apply to the PdCCRS Young Investigator categories MUST complete the New Investigator online eligibility form via RGMS available on the NHMRC website by 24 January 2018;
  • Minimum application data must be entered into RGMS by 14 February 2018;
  • Applications to the 2018 round of the PdCCRS close in line with the NHMRC Project Grants round at 5:00pm AEDT 14 March 2018.

Please note that the call for applications to the 2018 round of the PdCCRS is now open.

Funding Categories

Cancer Australia and its Funding Partners invite applications for PdCCRS grants to commence in 2019. Project grants will be offered in the following categories:

Project Grants – All Cancers Research Priorities

Funding Category A: Project grants of up to three years duration, with funding available up to $600,000 (GST-exclusive), with a maximum in any one year of $200,000 (GST-exclusive) will be offered by Cancer Australia, Cancer Council Australia, Cancer Council NSW, National Breast Cancer Foundation, Pancare Foundation and The Kids’ Cancer Project. All project grant applications ranging from 1 to 3 years within a budget ranging from $10,000 to $200,000 per annum will be considered by Cancer Australia and these funding partners.

Funding Category B: Project grants of one year duration for up to $100,000 (GST-exclusive) will be offered by Cancer Australia, Cure Cancer Australia and Leukaemia Foundation of Australia to support project grants by post-doctoral researchers with 1-3 years post-doctoral experience or 1-3 years post MBBS qualification, undertaking a one year research project into malignant disease.

Funding Category C: Project grants of up to 2 years duration for up to $200,000 (GST-exclusive), with a maximum in any one year of $100,000, will be offered by Cancer Australia, Cure Cancer Australia, Leukaemia Foundation of Australia and The Kids’ Cancer Project to support project grants by post-doctoral researchers with 4-7 years post-doctoral experience or 4-7 years post MBBS qualification, undertaking a 1-2 year research project into malignant disease.

Funding Category D: Project grants of one year duration for up to $100,000 (GST-exclusive) will be offered by Cancer Australia and Cure Cancer Australia to support project grants by post-doctoral researchers with 1-7 years post-doctoral experience or 1-7 years post MBBS qualification, undertaking a one year research project in the field of bioinformatics for cancer research.

Funding Categories B, C and D cannot be used to provide a salary or other support for a young investigator as part of a larger PdCCRS project grant application.

Grant applications must relate to the research priority areas identified by Cancer Australia and/ or our Funding Partners.

Project Grants – Childhood Cancers of Low Survival Research Priorities

Funding Category A: Project grants of up to three years duration, with funding available up to $600,000 (GST-exclusive), with a maximum in any one year of $200,000 (GST-exclusive) will be offered by Cancer Australia and The Kids’ Cancer Project. All project grant applications ranging from 1 to 3 years within a budget ranging from $10,000 to $200,000 per annum will be considered by Cancer Australia and these funding partners.

Funding Category B: Project grants of one year duration for up to $100,000 (GST-exclusive) will be offered by Cancer Australia, Leukaemia Foundation of Australia and My Room to support project grants by post-doctoral researchers with 1-3 years post-doctoral experience or 1-3 years post MBBS qualification, undertaking a one year research project into malignant disease.

Funding Category C: Project grants of up to 2 years duration for up to $200,000 (GST-exclusive), with a maximum in any one year of $100,000, will be offered by Cancer Australia and The Kids’ Cancer Project to support project grants by post-doctoral researchers with 4-7 years post-doctoral experience or 4-7 years post MBBS qualification, undertaking a 1-2 year research project into malignant disease.

Funding Category D: Project grants of one year duration for up to $100,000 (GST-exclusive) will be offered by Cancer Australia and Children’s Cancer Foundation to support project grants by post-doctoral researchers with 1-7 years post-doctoral experience or 1-7 years post MBBS qualification, undertaking a one year research project in the field of bioinformatics for cancer research.

Funding Categories B, C and D cannot be used to provide a salary or other support for a young investigator as part of a larger PdCCRS project grant application.

Grant applications must relate to the research priority areas identified by Cancer Australia and/or our Funding Partners.

2018 PdCCRS Rules and Application Documents

All documents may be downloaded from the GrantConnect website.

Project Grants – All Cancers Research

2018 PdCCRS Rules for Applicants – Standard Project Grants – All Cancers Research Priorities

2018 PdCCRS Questions – Standard Project Grants – All Cancers Research Priorities

2018 PdCCRS Rules for Applicants – Young Investigator Project Grants – All Cancers Research Priorities

2018 PdCCRS Questions – Young Investigator Project Grants – All Cancers Research Priorities

Project Grants – Childhood Cancers of Low Survival Research

2018 PdCCRS Rules for Applicants – Standard Project Grants – Childhood Cancers of Low Survival Research Priorities

2018 PdCCRS Questions – Standard Project Grants – Childhood Cancers of Low Survival Research Priorities

2018 PdCCRS Rules for Applicants – Young Investigator Project Grants – Childhood Cancers of Low Survival Research Priorities

2018 PdCCRS Questions – Young Investigator Project Grants – Childhood Cancers of Low Survival Research Priorities

The following documents may be downloaded from the GrantConnect website and the Cancer Australia website

All Categories

Draft Funding Agreement

2018 PdCCRS Research Priorities-All Cancers Research Priorities

2018 PdCCRS Research Priorities-Childhood Cancers of Low Survival Research Priorities

For any enquiries please contact: grants@canceraustralia.gov.au